| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:49 PM
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Jan. 13 will kick off its first-ever Off Center Festival, an eclectic nine-day program showcasing cutting-edge theater, music and dance, hip-hop, mash poetry and performance art.
Aimed at drawing audiences that...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
The year 2011 won't go down in the record books as one of the region's best for live music. With the economy sputtering, promoters seemed to hedge their bets over the last 12 months. Even so, there were memorable moments on area stages. Plenty of big...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Williamsburg's Bruce Hornsby is going to need a case or two of Jolt Cola to get him through 2012. Judging from the schedule he recently described to me, he's hardly going to have time to sleep in coming months.
"It's a lot, but it includes some pretty...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 7:16 AM
Fresh off a reunion with Brian Wilson at the nationally televised Grammy Awards, the Beach Boys will announce a 50th anniversary tour Wednesday that will bring them to the Chicago Theatre on May 21.
For the first time in two decades, the Beach Boys...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Buckle your seat belts. The engines are already cranking up on the spring and summer concert season. The amphitheater in Virginia Beach, the region's largest concert venue, today announced a pair of big shows: the Beach Boys and Dave Matthews Band.
| Jul 15, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Bigger bands and a new business partner were not enough to help the second annual SoundTown music festival get off the ground in Somerset, Wis.
Two weeks out from its July 27-28 run, organizers pulled the plug on the vastly upgraded fest featuring big-...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 9:26 AM
The Johnstown Area Heritage Association is continuing the Summer Concert Series at Peoples Natural Gas Park on Friday, Aug. 17 with a concert by JJ Grey & Mofro with special guests The Greyhounds.
Tickets to the concert are $15 in advance plus handing...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Coachella is taking its show on a boat this year, but it’s not the only major music festival testing new waters. Sonar, the long-running Spanish music fest in Barcelona known for ambitious multimedia design work and electronica acts, is taking an...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 6:50 AM
One of the nation's hottest buzz bands, the Alabama Shakes, will play an outdoor show in Richmond in June.
The band, hailed at the South By Southwest festival in March and elsewhere for putting an exciting new twist on neo-soul, will perform Friday, June...
| May 5, 2012
As much as I love music, looking at this photo of fans crowded against the barriers at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival makes me realize all the aggravation involved in the festival experience.
Fortunately, there are folks thinking about ways...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 11:56 AM
The electronic dance music, or EDM, revolution has officially reached the Peninsula. Staff at Hampton Coliseum announced Wednesday that Pretty Lights and Bassnectar, two of the genre's big names, will perform there Dec. 28 & 29.
Tickets go on sale 10 a....
| May 22, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Wed., May 30, 8 p.m. SOLD OUT. Infinity Hall, 20 Greenwoods Road West, Norfolk. (866) 666-6306, infinityhall.com.
Dawes are going to be everywhere this summer: Bonnaroo, the Newport Folk Festival, The Clearwater Festival, Mountain Jam,...